#OfstedBigConversation

Welcome to the #OfstedBigConversation

The Ofsted Big Conversation brought together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. It is a voluntary organisation run by sector representatives and the purpose within the Terms of Reference are:

  • To provide a communication forum where providers*, who deliver Early Years care and education, can collectively bring shared areas of concern or common themes they seek further clarification on, to a representative from Ofsted, and receive a timely response.
  • To provide Ofsted an opportunity to give updates on changes and direction of travel and to help dispel Ofsted ‘myths’.

*Providers delivering Early Years care and education, include but are not limited to private, voluntary and independent settings such as day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and Children’s Centres (collectively called ‘PVI’)”

DATE AND TIME:  Thursday 11th October 2018, 14.00 - 16.00 VENUE: Bain & Company, 40 Strand, London. WC2N 5RW DETAILS: The Ofsted Big Conversation brings together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. This annual opeen ...
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DATE AND TIME:  Saturday 9th March 2019, 9.30 – 13.15 VENUE: Sunloch Suite, Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool. L9 5AS AGENDA:
  • 09.30 - Registration (Room will be open from 9.00)
  • 09.45 - Introduction to the day from #OBC
  • 10.00 - Presentation - TBC
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DATE AND TIME:  Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10.00 - 13.30 VENUE: Guildford College, Stoke Road, Guildford. GU1 1EZ DETAILS: Join us for a morning of discussion and presentations focusing upon Ofsted inspection work, school readiness and best practice. There will also be the ...
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DATE AND TIME:  Saturday 6th October 2018, 9.30 – 13.15 VENUE: Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Bromley Cross Road, Bromley. BL7 9PZ AGENDA:
  • 09.30 - Registration (Room will be open from 9.00)
  • 09.45 - Introduction to the day from #OBC
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DATE AND TIME:  Friday 5th October 2018 - 10:00 – 13:00 VENUE: Birmingham City Football Club, St Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham. B9 4RL AGENDA:
  • 09.30 - Registration
  • 10.00 - Introduction from #OBC West Midlands Chair Tim Landreth
  • 10.05 - OFSTED West Midlands Regional ...
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We held a sucessful Open Meeting at Birmingham City Football Ground on 11th May 2018. The event was attended by Gill Jones, Ofsted Deputy Director of Early Years; Lorna Fitzjohn, West Mildands Regional Director and sevefal HMI's ad Ofsted Inspectors ...
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Ofsted Big Conversation – Chairs Meeting – Hosted and Chaired by London OBC 13th March 2018 Agenda Items
  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Ofsted Update
  3. Impact of the Bold Beginnings report on the EYFS
  4. Implications of removal of SEF
  5. New ways ...
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